Installing a single-hole bathroom faucet is not as easy as it seems. Indeed, this work requires a minimum of knowledge on the operation of this type of device, as well as the steps to follow for successful assembly. Here’s how to install a single-hole bathroom faucet.
Preparation for installation
This is one of the most important steps in your bathroom faucet installation. The preparation consists above all in checking the water supply in your bathroom and shutting it off, then draining the circuit by opening the nearest tap.
If you want to do a renovation, i.e. a replacement of your faucet, start by unscrewing the shower hose from your old equipment. A spanner or adjustable wrench is normally sufficient to do this. Then loosen the faucet nuts. You will then see the fittings on which you will install your new faucet. If the fittings are not compatible with your faucet, you will have to change them or put in place reducers. Otherwise, you can go to the second step.
Preparation of fittings
At this stage of the installation, it will be necessary to carry out a blank assembly before everything is assembled in a watertight and functional manner. The purpose of this pre-assembly is to check if your equipment assembles correctly and to fine-tune your settings. You will then have a general idea of the result of your bathroom faucet installation.
Before you start by screwing in the eccentric fittings, you must check the center distance of the fittings and check their alignment with the ends of the valve screw. Use a tape measure for measurements. You must then check if the fittings are perfectly aligned horizontally.
Then screw the rosettes once the fittings are in place. Proceed to the valve assembly by screwing the valve nuts onto the eccentric fittings, being careful that they do not touch the rosettes. Adjust the eccentric fittings if necessary by screwing them in harder or unscrewing them if they are too tight.
Bathroom faucet installation
Once the fittings are in place, you can now proceed with the actual installation of your bathtub faucet. For this final assembly, first, seal the eccentric connections using Teflon. Position your fittings so that they more easily find their initial position. Don’t forget to check the center distance and horizontality.
If everything is correct, you can then make a silicone seal around the fittings before screwing the rosettes and valves. For this operation, you must make sure that all the gaskets are present. Finally, tighten everything using the open-end wrenches and check once again whether your assembly is perfectly horizontal.
Test the faucet
Once the installation is complete, you can then turn on the water supply to test your new faucet. If no leaks appear at this point, then consider that you have successfully completed your installation. Otherwise, the entire assembly process will have to be repeated by checking the connections and seals.
Once your faucet is operational, you can then check these different functions, the temperature setting or the flow variation.